Toulouse skipper Thierrry Dusautoir was able to lead his side to a 25-17 home win over Castres Olympique in the Top 14 that guarantees them a home tie in the first round of the Play-Offs.
Dusautoir had been suffering from a thigh strain following the win over Bourgoin the previous weekend, but was able to sail safely through the dress-rehearsal for Saturday's Heineken Cup semi-final showdown with reigning champions Leinster.
Victory was good enough to earn the Toulouse fourth place overall in the Top 14 and another game against Castres at Stade Ernest Wallon in the Play-Offs. Perpignan took top spot, with Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finalist Toulon in second place.
Toulouse were forced to hit back from a 12-6 interval deficit to claim victory. Tries from Fijian wing Vilimoni Delasau and Cedric Heymans gave the home side the lead in the second half and a third touchdown from Tongan No 8 Finau Maka clinched the points.
As part of the build-up to next month's Cardiff 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals weekend, ERC has joined forces with the WRU, Cardiff Blues and adidas to develop an annual grassroots community rugby programme targeting young players.
The Ulster Rugby full back, Jared Payne (No 15), has been suspended for two (2) weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in Dublin arising from the Heineken Cup quarter-final match against Saracens at Ravenhill Stadium on Saturday, 5 April.